Art Center Policies

Winter Weather: if it is a snow day for the Auburn Enlarged City School District, Art After School will be canceled.

Payment is required for all art classes at the time of registration. No refunds within one week of class start date. Classes often fill up, so we encourage you to register early!

If the Art Center cancels a class you will be notified. When a class is cancelled, your enrollment fee may be credited towards another class or may be refunded in full.

Artful Play

Young artists will have fun painting, drawing, weaving, and sculpting projects inspired by the Schweinfurth Art Center's fall exhibit featuring Maya weavings from Guatemala. The classes are led by local artist and teacher Warner Varno and are FREE!

Classes are for children age 3 to 6 and are held at PlaySpace, 63 Genesee St., Auburn. Come to one class or all four!


When: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, and 18
Who: Children ages 3-6
Teacher: Warner Varno
Cost: FREE

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.

Art After School

Art After School gives children the opportunity to be creative and have fun in a unique environment. Classes meet Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-5:15pm for a series of six week sessions throughout the school year. Note that students can arrive as early as 3:30 to the Art Center.

Scholarships are available! Please call or email Deirdre Aureden at for details. 

Fall Sessions

1. Session 1: Wednesdays, September 19-October 24, 2018

Fantastic Fall! Join us for artistic adventures celebrating the fall season. Create ceramic Jack-o-lanterns, Halloween t-shirts, and use decoupage, paint, and objects found in nature to create special projects.

2. Session 2: Wednesdays, November 7-December 19, 2018 (no class on November 21)

When: Fall Session 1: Wednesdays, September 19-October 24, 2018, 3:45-5:15pm
Who: Ages 6-10
Teacher: Molly Fontana
Cost: $60 for members / $70 for non-members

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.

Introduction to Sewing & Sewing Machines (Grades 4-9)

In this six-week series, students will have fun learning the basics of using a sewing machine.  We will do several projects which highlight the most common sewing techniques, such as a pillow, backpack and purse.  All tools, machines and materials will be provided.  Classes held in the Schweinfurth Sewing Studio.

When: Wednesdays, November 9-December 19, 3:45-5:15pm
Who: Grades 4-9
Teacher: Nancy Bales
Cost: $95 members / $105 non-members (includes supply fee for cloth, thread and other supplies)

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.